Let it Fly

A lot of an actor’s life is spent in training. Undergrad, MFA, conservatory – whatever path you take, you train. And you train HARD. A couple of years ago, when I switched my focus from theater to television, I knew I needed to get some solid on-camera training. So I got my butt back into class. This was a great decision for me for so many reasons. The community of actors I’ve met, my relentless and compassionate teacher and the level of learning I’ve received to name a few. I’ve truly up leveled my career by being in Andrew’s class.

But there comes a point when you have to trust yourself and let it fly. To get out of class and start doing the work. Sometimes this comes as a big booking, making it all the more exciting. And terrifying.

Such is the case with me. I booked my first lead role in an independent film recently. We’ve been filming for a month now and I have to say, hands down, my favorite thing about the process is figuring out how to tell each scene as a story using my behavior. Yep, I learned this in class. It’s an approach to acting that I never would have known about if I didn’t make that decision a year and a half ago to study with this particular teacher.

My acting has improved, my confidence is strong and I’ve been having a blast on set using the tools I’ve learned in class.

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